Instructor & Co-Collaborator

"For me, life is about gathering. Gathering feathers, seashells, art, books, and houseplants, but also skills, adventures, memories, and friendships"

Lauren is a PNW native and life-long crafter, who fell in love with embroidery by chance and never looked back. She is a full-time mama to a 3-year old son by day, and an embroidery artist by night. Lauren is the woman behind Lark Rising Embroidery, an Etsy shop and Instagram page (@larkrising), filled with hand-drawn and embroidered botanical designs. Lauren loves the tactile nature of working with fiber, as well as the endless possibilities that embroidery provides—if you can dream it and sketch/write it, you can stitch it too. As a busy mom and nature lover, she appreciates the compactness and portability of her craft and loves that she can take her stitching with her wherever she goes. Lauren loves traveling with her husband and son, snuggling with her dog while reading a book, eating tacos and ice cream, and turning her house into a houseplant jungle.